Christine is a new model I had the pleasure of meeting thru a close friend. Her passion is fashion and runway modeling, but I had the chance to work with her a few times on a few different concepts. This concept was a simple studio fashion. We kept it casual and simple and had a great time shooting.
Studio lifestyle shoot on location
The shoot with Christine was at a local photography studio in downtown Plano. The studio is known for the great natural light that shines in from the frosted windows that surround the building on all walls. The beautiful brick walls also helped create some very warm tones for the shoot. I referred to this shoot as a “lazy Sunday” concept and we kept it on point.
Camera and gear
The shoot was completed with the help of my Sony a7ii and paired with the Sony Zeiss 35mm f1.4 lens. I was shooting wide open most of the time, but during the brightest time of the day, I had to stop down to around 2.8 so I could limit the light coming into the sensor. I could have just kept adjusting the shutter, but I wanted to get some closer shots and didn’t want the depth of field to start blurring too much of her face and body.
As with all my shoots, I edited this concept with a bit more teal color in mind. I didn’t want the standard blue in the final results, so I tweaked my preset to add more teal to the colors in the room and clothes. My workflow starts out in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) and then moves into Photoshop for final tweaks and coloring. I always bring out the brightness and contrast of the photos because I tend to underexpose on all my shoots. It’s a personal choice but I love doing it.
What did I learn from this shoot
Christine was about 2-3 inches taller than me. With heels on her boots, she seemed even taller. I had to keep the camera a little above my head on some of the shots. My goal is to always keep the camera right above eye level, but I found myself shooting too low most of the time. I still liked the way the shots came out, but I wish I would have slowed down and paid more attention to my composition. In the end, it was a great shoot, and I love the way the photos came out.
My Sony Camera Gear:
Sony A7 – https://amzn.to/2FgN3L2
Meike Grip Sony a7 – https://amzn.to/2HpymuK
Sony a7ii – https://amzn.to/2Fdavsx
Meike Grip Sony a7ii – https://amzn.to/2I1KdfX
Sony 55mm – https://amzn.to/2HtKtTL
The Sony 85mm 1.4 Gmaster – https://amzn.to/2qVG3Oo
Sony 35mm 1.4 – https://amzn.to/2HWumiu
My Sony 90mm 2.8 – https://amzn.to/2HpRM2I
Sony 24-70 Gmaster – https://amzn.to/2r0RWTo
Batis 85mm 1.8 – https://amzn.to/2HnQ9Te
Godox Flash w/Transmitter – https://amzn.to/2qYvvxN